Whilst their places will only be confirmed after National Yearling Sales inspections have taken place in January, Rathmor Stud have a very strong draft beginning their sales preparations for the 2019 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.
They include progeny by Frankel, Dynasty and Noble Tune – two of them out of sales topping mares purchased off the CTS Mare Sales in 2017, for R2,4-million (Almosthaditall) and R2,6-million (Queen Of Spain) respectively.
Whilst walking through the paddocks as the colts quietly concentrate on their feed after the breakfast run, Mike McHardy of Rathmor Stud comments that although the paddock is brimming with stock from superior stallions, its important not to ‘mollycoddle’ them and to raise them as normal horses, who dont know who their famous sires are.
Noble Tune has already earned Black Type with his smart grey son White Lightning, who was born and raised at Rathmor Stud. Rathmor have bred the likes of Gypsy’s Warning, Wendywood, Surabi, Romany Prince and Harry Lime amongst others.
Their National yearlings are out of mares bought specifically for Noble Tune, which include:
– Dynasty colt out of Guard The Lines by War Front
Dam is a full sister to American Gr1 and Gr2 winner DATA LINK.
– Noble Tune out of Spitfire Lady by Hussonet
Family of PINNACLES and PLANET ROCK.
– Noble Tune out of Mystery Dame by Jet Master
Half-brother to Gr1 winner LADY IN BLACK, and to Nexus who sold for R1,7-million in 2017.
– Frankel out of Queen Of Spain by Holy Roman Emperor
Dam a half-sister to MASTERCRAFTSMAN.
– Dynasty out of Almosthaditall by Henrythenavigator
Dam a half-sister to JUMP START and closely related to MASTERY. Damline of sire MISWAKI.
– Noble Tune out of Golden Earings by Fort Wood
Dam a half-sister to GYPSY’S WARNING, ROMANY PRINCE and SURABI. 2nd Dam Gypsy Queen has already produced Black Type grand-children including SO VAR and QUEEN FOREVER.